Manual of Infection Control in Orthopedic Surgery: Operation Theater Protocols and Patient Optimization

by Parag Kantilal Sancheti, Ashok Shyam

Healthcare-associated infections or infections acquired in healthcare settings are the most frequent adverse events in healthcare delivery worldwide. Hundreds of millions of patients are affected by healthcare associated infections worldwide each year, leading to significant mortality and financial losses for health systems. World Health Organization statistics have revealed that for every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time, 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection. In developing countries, financial constraints may inhibit acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment to prevent infection. This book comprises of two sections such as operation theater norms and protocols and perioperative patient preparation, which are further divided into 10 chapters. Its include sterilization, operation theater planning and protocols, surgeon preparation and scrubbing protocols, laminar airflow and air-handling unit, operation theater personnel, patient optimization, patient and operative site preparation, intraoperative protocols, postoperative management, and prophylactic antibiotics. This book also describes in the question and answer format easy to read and simple to understand. This book will guide orthopedic surgeons who are venturing to start their own hospitals. It would be a boon for postgraduates with simple answers to commonly asked questions as well.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Sancheti Parag Kantilal
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2. Shyam Ashok Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India
ISBN 9789385999307
Speciality Otolaryngology, Surgery
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/14234
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2018
Book Type Professional


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